The Standards for Excellence(R) Institute Partners With National Leadership Roundtable...
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The Standards for Excellence(R) Institute Partners With National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management Acclaimed Standards for Excellence(R) Ethics and Accountability Code Now Available for Catholic Dioceses, Parishes and Nonprofits BALTIMORE, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Standards for Excellence Institute, the first program in the United States to promote and provide a comprehensive system for self-regulation in the nonprofit sector, is pleased to announce that the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management ("Leadership Roundtable") is now offering the rigorous Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector to Catholic dioceses, parishes and nonprofits across the United States. Leadership Roundtable executive director, Ms. Kerry Robinson, explained, "We built on the ethics and accountability code developed by the Standards for Excellence Institute, adapted it for compatibility with Canon Law, and modified the program to serve the needs of Catholic dioceses, parishes and nonprofits. The Standards for Excellence for Catholic Dioceses, Parishes and Nonprofits provide lay leaders, and clergy alike, with practical guidance and support to promote best practices in the governance and management of Catholic institutions." Founded in 2005, The Leadership Roundtable is an organization of laity, religious and clergy working together to promote excellence in the management, finances and human resources practices of the Catholic Church in the U.S. Chaired by Geoffrey T. Boisi, a philanthropist and retired vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase, the Roundtable's membership includes Catholic leaders from the Church, business, academic, philanthropic and nonprofit communities and government. Under the auspices of the Institute the Leadership Roundtable has released three versions of Standards for Excellence(R) ethics and accountability code for Catholic Dioceses, Catholic Parishes and other Catholic Nonprofit Organization. The Leadership Roundtable is also offering training and educational resources and a new online resource, www.ChurchEpedia.org to assist Catholic organizations to implement the Standards for Excellence(R) To learn more about the Catholic Standards for Excellence program visit www.nlrcm.org/standards or contact: Michael Brough at 908-400-3435 or Michael.Brough@nlrcm.org. To learn more about the Leadership Roundtable visit www.nlrcm.org. Commenting on the Leadership Roundtable's new Standards for Excellence program, Peter V. Berns, Chief Executive Officer of the Standards for Excellence Institute stated: "We are thrilled that the Leadership Roundtable has chosen the Standards for Excellence(R) as the tool to advance best practices in the governance and management of Catholic nonprofits. This is a major step forward for self regulation in the nonprofit sector which will increase accountability and preserve the public's trust." Berns added: "As the Leadership Roundtable distributes the Standard for Excellence(R) throughout the Catholic community, their many Church leaders who receive the Catholic version of Standards for Excellence(R) can also help us spread the word about the Standards for Excellence(R) program to the many other nonprofits where they also are involved as board members, staff or volunteers." Authorized, community-specific Standards for Excellence(R) programs are operating in Idaho, Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and West Virginia and Colorado Springs, CO. The Standards for Excellence Institute directly serves nonprofits in areas where there is no authorized local program. Standards for Excellence(R) licensed consultants are operating in Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. More than 180 nonprofit organizations around the country have completed the rigorous certification process and earned the right to display the Seal of Excellence, including several Catholic organizations such as: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg, Greensburg, Pennsylvania Catholic Social Services of Houma/Thibodaux, Houma, Louisiana St Vincent De Paul Society of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland To learn more about the national program, visit www.standardsforexcellenceinstitute.org STANDARDS FOR EXCELLENCE INSTITUTE The Standards for Excellence Institute is the national sponsor of the Standards for Excellence program, a comprehensive system of self-regulation and organizational improvement for nonprofit organizations. The program provides nonprofits with clear benchmarks to measure their own performance against the highest standards of nonprofit governance and management, delivers educational programming and technical assistance to make it easy for nonprofits to make improvements, and grants the Seal of Excellence to organizations that make it through a rigorous peer review. The Institute is an operating division of the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, recognized as the largest and one of the most effective nonprofit associations in the country. SOURCE The Standards for Excellence Institute Peter V. Berns of the Standards for Excellence Institute, +1-410-727-1726 ext. 16
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